The front office of Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, S.C. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron
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For the first time in its 82-year history, Miracle Hill Ministries will allow Catholics to serve as volunteers and employees in its vast network of homeless shelters, thrift stores and drug-recovery programs and as parents to foster children in its government-funded foster care agency.
Family members of victims react while praying during the reopening ceremony of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2019, months after it was closed because of an Easter bombing. (CNS photo/Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters) 
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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said that he has no faith in the investigations to date—one by a commission and one by a committee—into the April 23 attack.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory greets a Little Sister of the Poor at the Jeanne Jugan Residence the order operates for the elderly poor in Washington April 5, 2019. (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)
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Catholic News ServiceAugust 01, 2019
"We must all take responsibility to reject language that ridicules, condemns, or vilifies another person because of their race, religion, gender, age, culture or ethnic background," the archbishop said.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, speaks at the Vatican Oct. 23, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
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Catholic News ServiceAugust 01, 2019
The country's Justice Department is set to open a preliminary investigation the week of Aug. 5 into sedition and cyber libel charges against church leaders.
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America FilmsJuly 31, 2019
Is Pope Francis a Jesuit? What about a Marxist? Two Jesuit priests, Fr. Eric Sundrup, S.J., and Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J., answer some of the internet's most searched questions about the Holy Father.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJuly 31, 2019
You cannot be a Christian and not live an eschatological life, which is to say, you must live one marked by a patient expectation in the promise and plan of Jesus.
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin O'BrienJuly 31, 2019
“Move fast and break things” has been a guiding principle for Silicon Valley, writes Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien, but Ignatian discernment can help innovators foresee negative consequences.
Faith Last Take
In an age characterized by all but a desperate need for solidarity, when the religious and secular bonds of community have become badly frayed, bridges real and metaphorical have become more important than ever.
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The Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas, burned to the ground July 29. The fire is still under investigation.
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Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.
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His comments followed an assault July 28 on Father Aleksander Ziejewski in the sacristy of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in the northern city of Szczecin during an attempted robbery.
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New Jersey's new law allowing assisted suicide, effective Aug. 1, "points to an "utter failure" on the part of government and indeed all society, said Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen.
A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong on July 30. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuJuly 30, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong have entered their eighth week and are showing no signs of abating. As the government has refused to acknowledge the protesters’ demands, tensions and tactics have escalated.
Faith Faith in Focus
Greer HannanJuly 30, 2019
I would not want to replace the reverence of the Mass with the endorphin-fueled exhilaration of a contra dance. But I do want us to find ways to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all who walk through our doors.
Faith GoodNews
Catholic Energies offers no-cost counseling to parishes, schools, hospitals and other Catholic organizations. “[We] demonstrate to them how they can save money and reduce their carbon emissions through smart solar energy projects."
Politics & Society News
A federal judge July 26 dismissed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post by a Kentucky Catholic high school student, ruling the newspaper's articles and tweets about the student's actions after the annual March for Life in January were protected by the First Amendment.
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Africa's bishops pledged to work together to ensure that the continent's resources serve development and peace of all people.
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All people of goodwill have a duty to help vulnerable women and other victims of human trafficking escape from forced sexual slavery, the pope wrote in a prologue of a new book on the suffering of women forced into prostitution.
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"Across Alaska, thousands of low-income families now face new struggles through funding cuts to agencies that operate food pantries, shelter programs, and early childhood education," the bishops said
Demonstrators bang on pots and buckets as they march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Politics & Society Short Take
A Puerto Rican manifestación, writes Rolando López Torres from San Juan, has an endless rhythm in its river of sound. It unleashes what we most hold dear: our values, our music and yes, our children.